Essential 2-Day Private Shore Excursion with Imperial Palaces

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Peterhof

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This tour has an amazing sightseeing program that includes all the must-see activities of St. Petersburg. Enjoy the full attention of your professional private guide, the best sights of the city and a relaxing boat ride on the rivers and canals. You do not have to worry about a thing, the tour is visa-free and its timing will be adjusted to the cruise ship schedule so that on the second day you will return to the port on time.
Day 1 (9 hours) On the first morning, meet the guide after the passport control and start the day with a panoramic city tour of St. Petersburg in a comfortable vehicle. Later, discover the birthplace of the city – St. Peter and Paul Fortress. Your next stop will be at the famous Hermitage Museum, where you will see the most important halls of the Winter Palace and the masterpieces of world-known painters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Titian, Rembrandt and others. After a pause for lunch, continue discovering St. Petersburg by visiting the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. The last activity of the day will be a relaxing boat cruise on the rivers and canals of the northern Venice. You will also enjoy the magnificent views of the romantic bridges, granite embankments and church cupolas drifting by. Day 2 (8 hours) On the second day, visit the suburban residence of the Russian czars – Peterhof. Along the way, your guide will take you down to the subway for a short ride to see the most beautiful metro stations. In Peterhof, if you are lucky, watch the magnificent ceremony of opening the fountains. After taking a million pictures of the impressive Grand Cascade, continue your tour with a break for lunch in a traditional Russian restaurant. The last point of your program will be another imperial residence – the Tsar's Village (modern Pushkin). During the excursion to Catherine Palace's, see the eighth wonder of the world – the Amber Room, which is considered to be the eighth wonder of the world. Please note, the actual starting and ending time will be adjusted in accordance with cruise ship's schedule. The order of the sightseeing may change depending on days of the week, museum opening hours, and traffic. At the time of booking each cruise ship passenger is required to provide his passport data in order to obtain the tour ticket, which allows entering Russia visa-free.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Visa-free arrangements (please, provide the passport data at booking)
  • All admission fees as per program SKIP-THE-LINE
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups 10+
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Welcome gifts
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Meals